Avoiding Plagiarism

Handy Ways to Keep you Out of Trouble

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What is plagiarism?

  • Using someone's words, ideas, photos, or videos without giving the author credit.
  • Unintentional plagiarism is still plagiarism! Even if you didn't mean to plagiarize, there are still consequences.

How can I avoid plagiarizing?

  1. Give yourself enough time to complete an assignment. You'll be less tempted to take shortcuts if you have planned ahead.
  2. Stay organized - write down your sources as you research so you don't have to find your sources again later.
  3. Use the note sheets for research! They will keep your sources and research information all in one place.
  4. Be sure to ask a librarian if you have any questions.